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1shudder

intransitive verb shud·der \ˈshə-dər\

of a person : to shake because of fear, cold, etc.

of a thing : to shake violently

shud·deredshud·der·ing \-d(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of SHUDDER

:  to tremble convulsively :  shiver, quiver
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Examples of SHUDDER

  1. The old car shuddered to a halt.
  2. The house shuddered as a plane flew overhead.

Origin of SHUDDER

Middle English shoddren; akin to Old High German skutten to shake and perhaps to Lithuanian kutėti to shake up
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with SHUDDER

2shudder

noun

Definition of SHUDDER

:  an act of shuddering
shud·dery \-d(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of SHUDDER

  1. <a shudder ran through him as he stepped outside into the snow>

First Known Use of SHUDDER

1607

Rhymes with SHUDDER

SHUDDERY Defined for Kids

1shudder

verb shud·der \ˈshə-dər\
shud·deredshud·der·ing

Definition of SHUDDER for Kids

1
:  to tremble especially with fear or horror or from cold
2
:  to move or sound as if being shaken <The train slowed and shuddered to a halt.>

2shudder

noun

Definition of SHUDDER for Kids

:  an act or instance of trembling or shaking <a shudder of fear>
Medical Dictionary

shudder

intransitive verb shud·der \ˈshəd-ər\
shud·deredshud·der·ing

Medical Definition of SHUDDER

:  to tremble convulsively :  shiver
shudder noun

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